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Daniel Janies, Ph. D.

(614) 366-5961
Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics
Biomedical Informatics
Ph.D., Zoology, University of Florida (1995)
B.S., Biology, University of Michigan (1988)
Additional Information: 

 In July 2012, Daniel Janies joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as The Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics.

Dr. Janies received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biology from the University of Michigan in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Florida in 1995.  Dr. Janies worked as a postdoctoral fellow (1996 - 1999) and a principal investigator (2000-2002) at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City where he lead a team that, using off-the-shelf PC components, built one of the worlds largest computing clusters in 2001.   Most recently Dr. Janies was a tenured faculty member in the College of Medicine at the Ohio State University.  

Dr. Janies is a national principal investigator in the Tree of Life program (http://echinotol.org) of the National Science foundation and is funded by the Defense Applied Research Projects Agency. His work involves empirical studies of organismal diversity and development of software, such as Supramap (http://supramap.org).  Supramap is used by public health scientists to put pathogen genomic data into context with geography and hosts.  The results are akin to weather maps for disease. 
Recent Publications:
Studer, J.  and Janies. D. Global spread and evolution of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus.  Journal of Fish Diseases.
Bokhari, S., Pomeroy, L., Janies, D.  Reassortment Networks and the Evolution of Pandemic H1N1 Swine-origin Influenza. IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.
Janies D., Embi P.J., Payne P.R. Health-care hit or miss?: Collect genetic data on pathogens.  Nature. Vol. 470, no. 7334. (February 17): 329.
Kumar, S., Handelman, S., Voronkin I., Mwapasa V., Janies D., Rogerson S., Meshnick S., Kwiek J.  Different Regions of HIV-1 Subtype C Env are Associated with Placental Localization and in Utero Mother-to-Child Transmission.  Journal of Virology.
Janies, D., Voight, J., Daly, M., Echinoderm Phylogeny including Xyloplax, a Progenetic Asteroid.  Systematic Biology.
Gross, E., E. Leys, S. Gasparovich, N. Firestone, J. Schwartzbaum, D. Janies, K. Asnani, A. Griffen, Bacterial 16S Sequence Analysis of Severe Caries in Young Permanent Teeth.  Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 48:4121-8http://jcm.asm.org/cgi/content/abstract/JCM.01232-10v1
Bulach, D., R. Halpin, D. Spiro, L. Pomeroy, D. Janies, and D. Boyle
Molecular analysis of H7 avian influenza viruses from Australia and New Zealand: Genetic diversity and relationships – 1976 to 2007. Journal of Virology.
Janies, D., I. Voronkin, M. Das, J. Hardman, T. Treseder, and J. Studer. Genome Informatics of Influenza A.  From data sharing to shared analytical capabilities. Animal Health Research Reviews. 11: 73–79
Janies, D., T. Treseder, B. Alexandrov, F. Habib, J. Chen, R. Ferreira, Ümit Çatalyürek, A. Varón, W.C. Wheeler. The Supramap project: Linking pathogen genomes with geography to fight emergent infectious diseases. Cladistics. 26.
Janies, D., I. Voronkin, J. Studer, J. Hardman, B. Alexandrov, T. Treseder, C. Valson.  Selection for resistance to oseltamivir in seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza and widespread co-circulation of the lineages.  International Journal of Health Geographics. 9:13 doi:10.1186/1476-072X-9-13
Hovmöller, R., B. Alexandrov, J. Hardman, D. Janies. Tracking the Geographic Spread of Avian Influenza (H5N1) with Multiple Phylogenetic Trees. Cladistics.26:1–13.
Bokhari, S. and D. Janies.  Reassortment Networks for Investigating the Evolution of Segmented Viruses. IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics 7:288-298
Hill, A.W., R. Guralnick, M. Wilson, F. Habib, D. Janies.  Evolution of drug resistance in multiple distinct lineages of H5N1 avian influenza.  Infection, Genetics, and Evolution. 9: 169-178.  Top 10 most downloaded for the journal.
Yilmaz, A., M. Nishiyama, B. Garcia-Fuentes, G. Souza, D. Janies, J. Gray, E. Grotewold.  GRASSIUS: A Platform for Comparative Regulatory Genomics Across the Grasses. Plant Physiol. doi:10.1104/pp.108.128579
Janies, D., F. Habib, B. Alexandrov, A. Hill, D. Pol.  Evolution of genomes, host shifts, and geographic spread of SARS-CoV and related coronaviruses. Cladistics. 24:111–130.
 Ott, M., J.  Zola, S. Aluru, A.  Johnson, D. Janies, A. Stamatakis.  Large-scale Phylogenetic Analysis on Current HPC Architectures. Scientific Programming.16:255-270.
Janies, D. and D. Pol.  Phylogenetic analysis of emerging infectious diseases. InTutorials in Mathematical Biosciences IV: Evolution and Ecology (Lecture Notes in Mathematics / Mathematical Biosciences Sub series) A. Friedman ed.
Janies, D., A. Hill, R. Guralnick, F. Habib, E.  Waltari, W. Wheeler. Genomic Analysis and Geographic Visualization of the Spread of Avian Influenza (H5N1). Systematic Biology.  56:321-9.